The Wounded Warrior Project is seeing Marine veterans walk across America as part of The Wounded Walk 2013.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a pair of wounded warriors were humiliated by TSA agents. But in more heartening news, one wounded warrior from Iraq received a double arm transplant, the first surgery of its kind.
Calling their new mission The Wounded Walk 2013, two former Marines named Adam Shatarsky and Chris Senopol are walking across America in order to raise awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project. In six weeks, the pair of veterans plan on walking 2,700 miles from Camp Pendleton in California all the way to Washington, D.C.
Adam Shatarsky explains the mission behind The Wounded Walk 2013:
“Basically our goal is to make a difference in one person’s life. We realize we can’t change anyone but if we can make one person’s life a little easier, then its worth it.”
How will their walk benefit the Wounded Warriors Project? If you click the link to the left to donate, every 65 cents will go straight to the military veterans of the Wounded Warriors Project, with the remainder funding the marines walking across America.
You might not have heard about The Wounded Walk 2013 yet, but they’re already past Oklahoma City as of this past Thursday. The soles of their boots actually melted while they crossed the Mojave Desert. Despite the trials related to walking across America during the summer heat, the two Marines say the people of America have made the trip worth it:
“It’s been pretty incredible so far… the biggest thing is we’ve met the most amazing people along the way. The outreach and support we’ve had has been incredible…. This is the America we hoped existed. Everyone has been inviting us into their homes or dinner or paying for us to stay in a hotel, it’s been unbelievable.”
What do you think about these two Marines coming up with The Wounded Walk 2013 to support the Wounded Warriors Project?